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7:00 PM (US/EST) Webinar – Step Off Your Island: Promoting Effective Collaboration

This event is on December 9, 2014 7:00pm

About this Event

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Overview of Webinar

Feeling stranded on your own treatment island? Are you struggling with getting another therapist to come on board with you to help a child with CAS in a more collaborative way? Let us help you into the collaborative boat! This webinar will provide speech-language pathologists with practical ideas to maximize effective communication and collaboration amongst professionals who share children who have a diagnosis of CAS.  Both theory and current literature related to professional collaboration will be reviewed. Results of a recent survey administered by the presenters will be discussed. Case studies showcasing both successful and unsuccessful SLP collaboration will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

As a result of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • state the similarities, differences, and setting-specific professional responsibilities of the SLP in various professional settings.
  • take away at least five practical ideas for promoting collaboration with another speech-language pathologist  and the client’s family and/or school team.
  • identify at least three methods of increasing successful collaboration and communication between speech-language pathologists.

Timed Agenda

Minute 1-10:  Definition and key components of collaboration and their importance when collaborating on children with CAS.
Minutes 11-23:  Review of current literature discussing models of collaboration and best models for   to SLP collaboration.
Minutes 24-39:  Results and discussion of SLP to SLP collaboration survey and setting specific SLP roles, attitudes, and misunderstandings.
Minutes 40-65:  Practical strategies and methods that increase success collaboration and communication between SLPs treating a child with CAS.
Minutes 66-75:  Case studies.
Minutes 75-90:  Questions and Answers


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Featured Speakers

lisa_mitchellLisa B. Mitchell, M.S., CCC-SLP, is an ASHA certified, licensed (NH) pediatric speech language pathologist. She is the clinical director and co-owner of Clearly Speaking, a pediatric outpatient clinic with three clinics located across the state of NH. She is proud to be recognized for advanced training and clinical expertise in CAS by CASANA. She has presented nationally at the National Convention on Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and at the American Speech-Language Hearing Convention.  She is passionate about evaluating and treating complex speech sound disorders in the preschool population, with a specific interest in CAS.

Disclosure: Lisa Mitchell, MS, CCC-SLP, is the co-owner and Clinical Director at Clearly Speaking. Disclosure: Ms. Mitchell  will receive a stipend from CASANA for this presentation. She is a graduate of the CASANA Intensive Training Institute on CAS. There are no other relevant financial or non‐financial relationships to disclose.



Anne L. Van Zelst, M.A. CCC-SLP, is an ASHA certified, licensed (PA, NJ) pediatric speech-language pathologist and a certified teacher of the speech and language impaired (PA, NJ) who is currently working with children and adolescents within the Garnet Valley School District. Anne is honored to have received the title, “CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training & Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech.” She has presented nationally at the National Autism Conference, The National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and at the American Speech-Language Hearing Convention.

Disclosure:  Anne L. Van Zelst, MA, CCC‐SLP, is a Speech‐Language Pathologist in the Garnet Valley School District in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Misericordia University. Disclosure: Ms. Van Zelst will receive a stipend from CASANA for this presentation. She is a graduate of the CASANA Intensive Training.